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Brabbins, Martyn

Overview
Works: 527 works in 1,128 publications in 6 languages and 18,454 library holdings
Genres: Musical settings  Music  Live sound recordings  Drama  Concertos  Requiems  Symphonies  Classical music radio programs  History  Manuscripts 
Roles: Conductor, Performer, Instrumentalist, Author, Creator
Classifications: M2010.B75, 782.53238
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Martyn Brabbins
 
Most widely held works by Martyn Brabbins
The mask of Orpheus by Harrison Birtwistle( Recording )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recorded live at the Royal Festival Hall on 11 & 12 April, 1996."--Insert
Music for saxophone and orchestra by Theodoros Kerkezos( )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War requiem by Benjamin Britten( )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just because the definitive recording of Britten's War Requiem has already been made by Britten himself is no reason not to keep recording it. For one thing, the work is simply too affecting and too important to ignore. And for another, the work is too deep and too varied to be encompassed by only one recording, even one so superlative and so sympathetic as the composer's own. Thus, one can have in principle no objections to this live 2007 recording led by Helmuth Rilling. After all, the stalwart German conductor is a highly skilled and deeply experienced choral director who clearly knows his way around monumental scores: his recordings of Bach's Passions are proof of that. But though this is a fine performance with many points to recommend it, it is not a great performance. Rilling does an outstanding job of guiding his forces through the work and a more than adequate job of aiming them toward the work's meaning. But one wants more than "more than adequate" in the War Requiem, and in Rilling's hands, the big moments and its intimate moments fail to strike as profoundly as they ought. The soloists are a mixed lot. Tenor James Taylor and baritone Christian Gerhaher have strong and steady voices, but though soprano Annette Dasch has a lovely voice, she tends to get a bit wobbly above the staff. The chorus of the Festivalensemble Stuttgart and the Aurelius S?ngerknaben are both excellent and they do wonders with the work's huge choruses. But the orchestra of the Festivalensemble, while colorful, does not have quite enough size and weight to bring off the big climaxes. H?nssler's super audio sound is definitely a plus -- the sheer size of the sound is amazing -- but not all that much of an improvement over Decca's fabulous stereo sound for Britten. In sum, then, those who don't know the War Requiem are directed toward Britten's recording, while those who do might consider Rilling's as a third or fourth choice after Hickox's or Shaw's. James Leonard, All Music Guide
Piano concertos by Marc-André Hamelin( Recording )

5 editions published in 1994 and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano concerto no. 1 in F minor Piano concerto no. 2 in B major by Aleksandr Konstantinovich Glazunov( Recording )

5 editions published in 1996 and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flight of Icarus by John Pickard( )

6 editions published in 2008 in 3 languages and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano concerto no. 1 in F major, op. 10 Andante and allegro, op. 88 ; Piano concerto no. 2 in C major, op. 24 by Ignaz Brüll( )

8 editions published in 1999 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano concerto in A major, op. 15 by Donald Francis Tovey( )

9 editions published in 1998 in 3 languages and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 3 "The muses" ; Piano concerto no. 2 ; Neptune by Cyril Scott( )

5 editions published in 2004 in Undetermined and No Linguistic content and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book of hours by Julian Anderson( )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ad ora incerta Four Primo Levi settings by Simon Bainbridge( )

5 editions published in 1999 in Italian and English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded at BBC Studio 1, Maida Vale, London, Dec. 15-16, 1997 (1st work) and at Rosslyn Hill Chapel, London, Apr. 20, 1998 (2nd work)
Piano concerto no. 1 in F sharp minor, op. 3 Piano concerto no. 2 in A flat major : prologue, scherzo and variations, op. 32 by Sigismund Stojowski( )

9 editions published in 2002 in 3 languages and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano concerto no. 1, op. 52 by Joseph Holbrooke( )

12 editions published in 2000 in 3 languages and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York, tears and hope by Bechara El-Khoury( )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2007 and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blazon Clarinet concerto ; Stepping out ; Violin concerto by Edward Gregson( )

3 editions published in 2003 and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 2 by Jean Sibelius( Recording )

8 editions published in 1995 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded from live performances at Beethovenhalle, Bonn, Mar. 7, 1993 (1st work) & City Hall, Glasgow, Jan. 26, 1995 (2nd work)
Piano concerto in B major, op. 10 by Henry Holden Huss( )

5 editions published in 1997 and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Jan. 9-10, 1997
London pageant Concertante for three wind instruments and orchestra ; Suite from "Tamara" ; Cathaleen-ní-Hoolihan by Arnold Bax( )

2 editions published in 2001 and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano concerto no. 1 Symphony no. 4 ; Early one morning by Cyril Scott( )

4 editions published in 2006 and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The woman and the hare by Harrison Birtwistle( )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Martyn Brabbins Brits dirigent

Martyn Brabbins chef d'orchestre britannique

Martyn Brabbins englischer Dirigent

מרטין בראבינס

マーティン・ブラビンズ

Languages
English (31)

Italian (4)

Latin (3)

German (1)

French (1)

Dutch (1)